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Cairene Ottoman Prayer rug. Textile Museum

According to John Taylor, the rug was first sold at the 1925 Benguiat Sale, lot 95(unillustrated) and was said to have come from a mosque in Southern Spain.

Picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com